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William L. Allen

William L. Allen is a Research Officer with the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society and The Migration Observatory. He conducts two streams of interdisciplinary and multi-method research: the first uses quantitative and qualitative approaches from corpus linguistics to investigate British media portrayals of migrant groups, borders, and citizenship, while the second set of projects explores how data, evidence-based research, and ‘impact’ are constructed, shaped, and visually communicated by civil society organisations in their public-facing work. He currently is Co-Investigator on the AHRC project ‘Seeing Data: Are Good Big Data Visualisations Possible?’ You can follow his work on Twitter and download his papers on